Defining What Being Happy Means To You

Defining What Being Happy Means To You

Is chasing happiness a realistic goal? Originally published Aug 12, 2019 on thriveglobal.com As a cognitive behavioral psychologist for over 20 years, about 80% of my clients are struggling in therapy because they don’t feel they’re being successful at achieving...
How to Stop Being An Over-Thinker

How to Stop Being An Over-Thinker

Frequently, my clients talk to me about how they overthink many problems or over-analyze a situation. People do this because they engage in something that I call “preemptive coping.” A good example is playing chess and trying to figure out all the possible moves...
Embracing the Beauty of Flaws

Embracing the Beauty of Flaws

“How come the world doesn’t see things through my eyes?” These are astute words on a painting that has been hanging in my office for the last 15 years (penned by a, then, 17-year-old beautiful, artistic client of mine). Those words resonated deeply with me and made me...